An exciting Predator prequel and 6 more big trailers you might have missed this week 1 month ago

An exciting Predator prequel and 6 more big trailers you might have missed this week

That includes teasers for new movies from the directors of Mad Max: Fury Road and The Guard...

Welcome back to JOE's trailer column in which we round up the best teasers released in the world of film and TV in the past seven days.

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It should be said, we already covered some of the week's most notable trailers in other articles - including the teasers for comedy film Bros and the Queer as Folk reboot.

On top of this, we also spotlighted the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

However, there were plenty more major trailers that dropped this week which we have gathered together for your perusal below.

Prey

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Starting off with movies, a teaser dropped this week for Prey, the fifth installment in the Predator franchise and a prequel to the first four movies.

The sci-fi action horror is set in the world of the Comanche Nation in 1719 and follows a skilled female warrior (Amber Midthunder, Legion) who fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.

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Directed by Dan Trachtenberg (the excellent 10 Cloverfield Lane), Prey could be an exciting step forward for the classic series.

You can expect it to arrive in Ireland through Disney+ sometime after its US release date on 5 August.

Spiderhead

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In this Netflix sci-fi thriller, two inmates (Jurnee Smollett and Miles Teller) in a state-of-the-art penitentiary form a connection while being experimented on with mind-altering drugs by the prison overseer (Chris Hemsworth).

Written by the screenwriters behind Deadpool and directed by Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick), Spiderhead will land on Netflix on 17 June.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

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The latest from filmmaker George Miller (the Mad Max franchise), this fantasy tells the story of a lonely scholar (Tilda Swinton) who during a trip to Istanbul discovers a Djinn (Idris Elba) that offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

Just Miller's involvement and the psychedelic trailer for Three Thousand Years of Longing should be enough to make viewers want to check out the project.

But if they needed more convincing, it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday to what appears to be a mostly positive reception.

Expect a cinema release this summer for the movie.

The Forgiven

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This thriller follows two wealthy Londoners (Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes) travelling through the Moroccan desert to attend an old friend's lavish weekend party.

However, when the couple becomes involved in a tragic accident with a local teenage boy, the pair attempt to cover up the incident.

Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard), The Forgiven looks very tense and boasts a great cast including Abbey Lee, Caleb Landry Jones, Christopher Abbott, Matt Smith and Saïd Taghmaoui.

It is set for an Irish release date on 2 September.

The Boys Season 3

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Moving onto TV, this week we got a full trailer for the third season of Amazon Prime Video's hit adult superhero series The Boys.

One of the most anticipated returning shows this year, the plot synopsis for the new series reads:

"It’s been a year of calm. Homelander (Antony Starr) is subdued. Butcher (Karl Urban) works for the government, supervised by Hughie (Jack Quaid) of all people.

"But both men itch to turn this peace and quiet into blood and bone. So when The Boys learn of a mysterious Anti-Supe weapon, it sends them crashing into the Seven, starting a war, and chasing the legend of the first Superhero: Soldier Boy (new cast member Jensen Ackles).

The Boys is back in town on 3 June with the first three episodes of season three.

The Terminal List

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Speaking of Prime Video, the streamer also released a trailer this week for its new action thriller series The Terminal List starring Chris Pratt.

The show sees the actor play Navy SEAL Commander James Reece whose entire platoon is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission.

Returning home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability, he learns dark forces are working against him, endangering not only his life but the lives of those he loves.

The series will premiere on 1 July.

The Old Man

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Last but not least, this thriller series stars Jeff Bridges as a former CIA operative who has been living off the grid for quite some time.

However, when an assassin arrives and tries to take him out, the old operative must go on the run.

The Old Man will arrive on Disney+ in Ireland sometime after its US premiere on 16 June.